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Will soy product ex;soy milk decrease sex drive? does it affect testosterone level negatively? i heard its bad for sex while some say its good!which 1

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Dr. Roscoe Nelson
Urology 30 years experience
Maybe: There is some evidence that soy products will increase estrogen levels and possible decrease your testosterone levels. There are phytoestrogens in Soy. The peer reviewed evidence is not strong and I've seen arguments for health benefits and for health concerns. From what I've read it probably decreases your testosterone slightly.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

Can soy product ex;soy milk decrease sex drive? does it affect testosterone level negatively? i heard its bad for sex while some say its good?!which 1

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Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 49 years experience
Very unlikely: Normal quantities of soy should not affect the sex drive of a healthy young man.
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